Our Coaches

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Owner/Head Coach ~ Lori Speas

Lori began coaching in 2007 for Ukiah Lions Football and Cheer.  She continued to coach youth cheer until 2009.  During those years she took her team to three Junior National competitions. After taking a short break she returned to coaching in 2013 but, this time it was at the high school level.  She coached the UHS JV team for 2 years and this team placed 1st place in a regional competition.  2015 she decided to pursue her dream of having her own cheer gym and she started Starz Elite Cheer.  2019-20 season will be the 5th season for Starz Elite 

Head Coach/Assistant ~ Casey Speas

As the daughter of a cheer coach, Casey started cheering at a young age.  She cheered for Ukiah Lions Youth cheer for 4 years.  Although cheer wasn't her thing throughout jr high and high school, she became involved again in 2015 when her mom started Starz Elite Cheer.  Her duties in 2015 consisted of assistant coaching and music manager.  As Starz Elite Cheer grew Casey became more involved.  2019-20 season Casey is the head coach of Starz Elite Tiny Novice and Starz Elite Mini team